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      For competent riders, 2-5 hours, 30km of trails in total.

      Over 30km of trail is available for riding at Arapuke. Trails are mainly a mixture of grade 3 and grade 4 trails for intermediate to advanced riders, with a couple of grade 5 trails thrown in. There is plenty of smooth flowing trails to reward the 4km climb up Back Track. to get there or you can take a drive up Scott's Rd to the new car park and enjoy the trails at the top.

      You can check the conditions via the webcam near the top of the park, or the weather station.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Kahuterawa (K-Loop)
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Palmerston North City Council
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      End of Kahuterawa Road, or Scotts Road
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      Bike Park Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 11
      • 3
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 31, 2024
      Uplift Type
      Shuttle
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      8,632 ft
      Total Vertical
      977 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,457 ft
      Reports
      377
      Photos
      111
      Ridden Counter
      19,102

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      20 |
      Dec 7, 2023 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 7, 2023
      trail: Humpty Jumpty
      16 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:48pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: Humpty Jumpty
      16 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:48pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: Mind the Gap
      29 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:47pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      11 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:46pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      14 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:46pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: The Bends
      10 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:45pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: Chewbacca
      19 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:44pm
      Mar 7, 2023

      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Mind the Gap
      1 | Mar 19, 2023
      i am still bad
      trail: Mr Twister
      | Mar 12, 2023
      i am bad
      | Mar 12, 2023
      Two Bails, One Stump
      trail: Kārearea
      191 | May 15, 2022
      Wookiee move - big case
      trail: Chewbacca
      196 | Oct 2, 2021
      Taco Tuesday
      195 | Jun 11, 2021
      Caught cam
      trail: Mr Twister
      99 | Feb 26, 2021
      1st ride @ Jumping Jack
      69 | Feb 26, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ripper
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      Very Drylachiemartin

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Mind the Gap
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      Drylachiemartin
      Shuttle Rd
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      Drylachiemartin
      Riff Raff
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      Drylachiemartin
      Foo Fighter
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      Drylachiemartin
      Kissing Rock
      Feb 13, 2024 @ 5:31pm
      Feb 13, 2024
      DryRunning good. Clear of vegetation. Prime...RobbieSmith-92
      Rhythm and Vines
      Dec 22, 2023 @ 8:20am
      Dec 22, 2023
      IdealPerfect conditions, clear, and fast.Buzzynz
      Mr Twister
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:38am
      Dec 20, 2023
      IdealBuzzynz
      Pūpū Rahi
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:36am
      Dec 20, 2023
      VariableA bit muddy in the valleys, but overall fineBuzzynz
      Te Ara Kaikohi
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:36am
      Dec 20, 2023
      IdealBuzzynz
      Kārearea
      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:35am
      Dec 20, 2023
      VariableA few small mud spots, but overall it's greatBuzzynz

      Activity Feed

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      SamfCjkMmriddentrailactivity #51575616 and 1 more
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 3:09am
      2 days
      FrecciaNZwishlistregionactivity #51470779
      Apr 21, 2024 @ 12:31am
      Apr 21, 2024
      FrecciaNZwishlistregionactivity #51033101
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 12:25am
      Apr 11, 2024
      lachiemartinvotetrailactivity #50692795 and 10 more
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 11:51pm
      Mar 31, 2024
      lachiemartinaddreportactivity #50688808 and 4 more
      Mar 31, 2024 @ 8:25pm
      Mar 31, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      tfmbrowntrailRhythm and VinesDidn’t find anything challenging enough with...
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 12:36am
      Jan 7, 2024
      tfmbrowntrailKāreareaTop section is fun and flowey and a solid 3 -...
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 12:32am
      Jan 7, 2024
      tfmbrowntrailJack And The BeanstalkExcellent uphill track. A few challenging...
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 12:29am
      Jan 7, 2024
      tfmbrowntrailFoo FighterFun! Great track. I’m not a big jumper but...
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 12:27am
      Jan 7, 2024
      tfmbrowntrailRockyAt the top end of grade 4, with some quite...
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 12:25am
      Jan 7, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Paneiri Park 4 36.1 km
      Linklater Reserve 110.3 km
      Te Apiti 3 114 km
      Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve14.1 km
      Kohitere Forest 2 4 218.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4427 miles8,632 ft14 miles978 ft
      #443#18111377254,846
      E-Bike2820 miles6,847 ft10 miles978 ft
      #252#143581593
      Hike106 miles1,030 ft2 miles883 ft
      #4,185#101322146
      Trail Running106 miles1,030 ft2 miles883 ft
      #4,201#10232244
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